Nao-Shima

Interesting
Rolling mountains slope gently down into sandy creeks where fishing boats bob on emerald waters. This island had a quiet life by the Seto Sea until the influential publishing group Benesse transformed it into a hip destination, building a contemporary art gallery and a luxury hotel. Ando Tadao was entrusted with this distinctive project, which has grown in importance and contributes to making the island very fashionable.

Useful information

Address:

761-3110 Naoshima

Opening hours

ferries from Takamatsu on Shikoku Island to Miyanoura (5/day, 50min, ¥520)

Nearby tourist attractions

Art House Project
Art House Project
Honmura, to the east of Nao-Shima...
2:00
Chichu Art Museum
Chichu Art Museum
Tucked away on a hillside overlooking...
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Benesse House
Benesse House
Designed by architect Ando Tadao,...
1:00
Teshima
Teshima
Among the islands in the Inland Sea,...
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